Thursday, 24 June 2010

The Love Nest

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Two cute and very loving robins, sitting in their nest – feeling blessed.
A heart-shaped tail and a loving look in their eyes.




Yarn – Double knitting oddments in tweedy brown, red and dark brown for the robins and a selection of 3 browns /beiges /greens for the nest
Hooks – 3 mm (C/D) and 5.5 mm (I).
Notions – toy stuffing.

PATTERN (English terms used)
dc (English) = sc (US)
htr (English) = hdc (US)
tr (English) = dc (US)

Finished size – robin is approximately 7 cm in length

Body
With tweedy brown and 3 mm hook make 2 chain.

1st round: 6 dc (US = sc) into 2nd chain from hook. Join with a slip st into 1st dc.

2nd round: 1 ch, 2 dc into same stitch as chain, [2 dc into next dc] 5 times. Sl st into 1st dc. (12 dc)

3rd round: 1 ch, 2 dc into same stitch as chain, 1 dc into next dc, [2 dc into next dc, 1 dc into next dc] 5 times. Sl st into 1st dc. (18 dc)

4th round: 1 ch, 1 dc into each stitch to end, sl st into first dc.

5th round: 1 ch, 2 dc into same stitch as chain, 1 dc into next 2 dc, [2 dc into next dc, 1 dc into next 2 dc] 5 times. Sl st into 1st dc. (24 dc)

6th round: 1 ch, 1 dc into each stitch to end, sl st into first dc.

7th round: 1 ch, 2 dc into same stitch as chain, 1 dc into next 3 dc, [2 dc into next dc, 1 dc into next 3 dc] 5 times. Sl st into 1st dc. (30 dc)

8th – 13th rounds: 1 ch, 1 dc into each stitch to end, sl st into first dc.

14th round: 1 ch, 2 dctog, 1 dc into next 3 dc, [2 dctog, 1 dc into next 3 dc] 5 times. Sl st into 1st dc. (24 dc)

15th round: 1 ch, 2 dctog, 1 dc into next 2 dc, [2 dctog, 1 dc into next 2 dc] 5 times. Sl st into 1st dc. (18 dc).

16th round: 1 ch, 2 dctog, 1 dc into next 1 dc, [2 dctog, 1 dc into next 1 dc] 5 times. Sl st into 1st dc. (12 dc) Insert stuffing at this point.

17th round: 1 ch, [2 dctog,] 6times. Sl st into 1st dc. (6 dc). Fasten off and close opening.



Tail
With tweedy brown and 3 mm hook make 4 ch.

1st round: 11 tr (US = dc) into 1st of the 4 ch. The other 3 ch count as first tr. Sl st into top of 3ch.

2nd round: sl st into next tr, (1 dc {US = sc}, 2 tr) into next tr, (2 tr, 1 dc) into next tr, sl st into next tr, (1dc, 2 tr) into next tr, (2 tr, 1 dc) into next tr, sl st into next 3 tr, (1 dc, 1 tr, 1 dc) into next tr, sl st into next 3 tr. Fasten off.

Red Breast
With red! And 3mm hook make 2 chain.

1st round: 6 dc (US = sc) into 2nd chain from hook. Join with a slip st into 1st dc.

2nd round: 1 ch, 2 dc into same stitch as chain, [2 dc into next dc] 5 times. Sl st into 1st dc. (12 dc)

3rd round: 1 ch, 2 dc into same stitch as chain, 1 dc into next dc, [2 dc into next dc, 1 dc into next dc] 5 times. Sl st into 1st dc. (18 dc)

4th round: 1 ch, 2 dc into same stitch as chain, 1 dc into next 2 dc, [2 dc into next dc, 1 dc into next 2 dc] 5 times. Sl st into 1st dc. (24 dc)


Beak
With dark brown and 3 mm hook make 2 ch.
Work 2 htr (US = hdc) into 2nd chain from hook. Fasten off.

Sew red breast to front of body. Attach tail and beak. Embroider eyes using black thread or yarn.

Nest
Using 3 strands of DK held together (browns, beiges, variegated) and 5.5 mm hook, make 2 ch.

1st round: 6 dc (US = sc) into 2nd chain from hook. Join with a slip st into 1st dc.

2nd round: 1 ch, 2 dc into same stitch as chain, [2 dc into next dc] 5 times. Sl st into 1st dc. (12 dc)

3rd round: 1 ch, 2 dc into same stitch as chain, 1 dc into next dc, [2 dc into next dc, 1 dc into next dc] 5 times. Sl st into 1st dc. (18 dc)

4th round: 1 ch, 2 dc into same stitch as chain, 1 dc into next 2 dc, [2 dc into next dc, 1 dc into next 2 dc] 5 times. Sl st into 1st dc. (24 dc)

5th round: 1 ch, 2 dc into same stitch as chain, 1 dc into next 3 dc, [2 dc into next dc, 1 dc into next 3 dc] 5 times. Sl st into 1st dc. (30 dc)

6th round: 1 ch, 1 dc into each stitch to end, sl st into first dc.

7th round: 1 ch, 2 dc into same stitch as chain, 1 dc into next 4 dc, [2 dc into next dc, 1 dc into next 4 dc] 5 times. Sl st into 1st dc. (36 dc)

8th round: 1 ch, 1 dc into each stitch to end, sl st into first dc.

Fasten off. Place your robins in their nest, where they can be happy together.

17 comments:

  1. These robins are too adorable! I'm definitely giving them a go. Thank you for sharing your pattern!

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  2. These robins are so gorgeous - thanks for sharing them!

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  3. They are absolutely gorgeous! Lucy x

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  4. Oh my!!!, How sweet can you get. Lovely of you to offer so many delicious and free patterns. Many thanks to you!!!

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  5. So cute, just what I was looking for for this weekends project!

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  6. these are absolutely adorable.

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  7. These are precious. I'm going to make them for my hubbin' for Valentines Day ~
    Thank you so much for your generous sharing.
    Rak has not gone unnoticed..;)

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  8. Oh My, How sweet can you get. Just what I was looking for, for my daughter and her husband, but going to see if I can make a smaller one for a baby robin. She has just now found out that they are pregnant for the first time. It was a great surprise, for she was told that she could never have one. Thank you so much for sharing this pattern. Just have to make it.

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  9. I just finished making these little darlings! OMG! they are so cute in person. My husband will love them for Valentines Day.
    Oh, I also added two cute little wings on the side of each birdie and it looks like they are trying to fly out of nest.
    Again, may your generosity be blessed!

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  10. My sister just made one for me and it's adorable - thanks so much for your fab pattern! :-)

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  11. There are so adorable, I am definitely going to try to make these. Hope I can manage!! Thanks for sharing your pattern =D

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  12. I love birds (real ones) I love to crochet . I will be making these one pair for me and another set as a Wedding gift . Thank you so much for sharing pattern.

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  13. These are so cute. Just found these on Pinterest, I made something so similar and called them 'love birds' - need to blog them. And oh my, your little jumpers 'Janet' I have just made one and am about to embroider the 'A' for friends that had a little boy Adrian. So similarities, I will be back to look some more - unfortunately there is some work to be done. Thank you.

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  14. I love this birds :) Thank you so much for the pattern!

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  16. love these little birds! they are adorable! easy pattern and very clear instructions too! thank you so much!

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